Borgen: Roma Children Struggle for Education

3 February 2014

Borgen presents the Fiecare Copil în Grădință program and what it does to support the access of very poor children to preschool education, therefore offering them a chance to a better life in Romania.

“Children in the Roma community face great disadvantage. They have poor access to education and are depended on by their families to be breadwinners. The lack of education and economic opportunities perpetuates the poverty cycle for the Roma.

Roma children in Bucharest can be seen begging on the streets with their mothers. They must help earn money because their mothers struggle to find work. In a situation like that, it appears more beneficial to the family for the child to be earning money than to be in school.”

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